September 18, 2018, Chief Foulke annouced that Officer Howard Statz was
chosen as the departments first K-9 handler and that Officer Statz would
be spearheading fundraising efforts to get the program off the ground.
Through a rigorous research process, the department has decided that a
“dual purpose” K9 would best serve our department, citizens, and
community as a whole. The “dual purpose” K9 will have the following
- Dogs are often able to break down barriers that may exist between
officers and citizens and often serve as an excellent conversation
piece. The main way our K9 would make a positive impact would be
serving as an ambassador for the department.
Officer and Citizen Safety
- The K9 will be trained to search buildings and structures that
could potentially contain dangerous suspects. This means our
officers may be exposed to less danger just by virtue of the K9’s
presence. Often times, the mere presence of the K9 is enough to
safely deescalate a dangerous situation, keeping officers and
Tracking - K9s are
able to search for individuals, sometimes even hours later. They can
be utilized in cases of missing children, adults, or dangerous
- The K9 can locate items containing human scent that may have been
dropped or discarded by subjects after committing a crime.
- A K9 trained in the detection of narcotics is able to alert to the
odor of several different illegal drugs and can help officers locate
hidden drugs. With the assistance of a K9, potentially dangerous
drugs can be kept off of the street.
As we have seen many times recently, our officers make a positive impact
in the community on a daily basis. Keeping this in mind, the K9 unit is
seeking financial support to get this important project off the ground. Your donations can and will have a lasting impact on the Middleton
Police Department and the citizens of the City of Middleton.
Donations are always needed.
If you are interested in donating, you can
contact Officer Howard Statz at the phone number or email listed below.
Donations can also be made by
checks made out to: “City
of Middleton K9 Donation”
and mailed to Middleton Police Department, Attn: K9 Officer, 7341
Donna Dr, Middleton WI 53562.
Additional fundraising events will be announced as they are scheduled. Meetings can
be scheduled with K9 Officer Howard Statz (email@example.com)
or his supervisor, Sergeant Scott Moen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your consideration. We are excited for this opportunity
and are confident that the Police K9 will help the department continue
to provide a high level of police services to the fine citizens of our
Officer Howard Statz
(608)824-7398 ext 7428
Middleton Police K9 Support Team
t-shirts are available for purchase for $20 each at the Middleton Police
Department located at 7341 Donna Drive in Middleton WI. The lobby
is open 24/7. Payment can be made by cash or check made out to
"City of Middleton K9 Donation."
If you have questions, you can contact Officer Howard Statz at
or (608)824-7398 ext 7428. Thank you for your continued